Match Report – Old Alleynians vs Canterbury Pilgrims
OLD ALLEYNIANS 2nd 7pts CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 40pts
All the points came in the first half as Pilgrims eased to their first league victory of the season. There was a hat trick for Leroy Chiapa before the atrocious weather conditions made life difficult for both sides after the break. The game started well for the visitors with Guy Hilton running through to score and brother Will converting. On 12 minutes Dave Heads broke through after good work by the backs and Will Hilton stretched the lead to 14. Pilgrims continued to dominate and there were two Chiapa touchdowns and another Hilton conversion before the home side found a reply through a converted try. If Alleynians hoped for a mini-revival they were to be disappointed. An interception try by Liam Dunseath dashed their hopes and Chiapa peeled off from a forward drive to record Pilgrims sixth. Hilton converted twice before a scoreless second half reflected the poor conditions.